Had my post date ultra sound done this morning

Chelsea - posted on 06/03/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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hey everyone, i am still pregnant as i noticed quite a few of us went post date but here is my update. i had a ultrasound today at 41 weeks and 1 day to make sure its safe to let my little girl stay inside and everything went great, She scored a 8 out of 8 on her bio physical profile which looked at her movement, lung use, amniotic fluid and heart rate, all which were at a normal level. I still have more then enough amniotic fluid left, "more then most post date moms" according to the us tech. her heart looks great, her kidneys are functioning, she is using her lungs and her diaphragm and her bladder was full :) they have absolutely no reason to induce my labor because there is no risk to my baby or to me at this point to leave her in there. I would like her to come but not so much that i would give up my out of hospital birth to be induced....i was given no time limit from my midwives and they say as long as the baby and i are stable they will let me have the baby when my body is ready :) however my next appointment is on Tuesday and we will be stripping my membranes at my request (if my cervix is open).

Down fall to the ultrasound was that we didnt really get any pictures of her, she was so bunched up and had her hands over her face the whole time so all i really saw was a fist a arm and her back, oh and her girl parts because i asked if we could verify she was in fact a girl, dont want any surprises. other then that it just looked like a bunch of white and black stuff on a screen, she said at this size its normal not to be able to see the features you can around 25 weeks because everything is so packed in...oh well i guess its one thing she wanted to make us wait for...im getting so impatient i just want to hold her and love her on the outside, plus its starting to get hot

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Michelle - posted on 06/06/2011

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Boy, I can just imagine how uncomfortable you are. I fortunately have never gone over my due date. I have 6 kids and most of them were born 37 wks to 36 wks and some days. With this last one his due date was May 24th and he was born on April 28th at 36 wks 2 days almost 4 wks early. He was 6 lbs 10oz which he would have been huge if he would have gone to his due date.
I know there is a reason why babies come when they due, it is hard to be patient for that day to come but it will.
I am thankful mine came when it did cause 5 days after he was born I ended back in the hospital for 8 days due to a blood clot in my lung.
Hang in there and hopefully your little one will decide this is the week!

Chelsea - posted on 06/04/2011

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I have been doing a lot of sleeping, i think ive been in bed by 8 almost every night this week and sleeping till between 8 and 9 in the morning as well as taking a nap every few days, Im exhausted more now then any other point in my pregnancy. We dont have many people to lean on for help unfortunatly. my mom and my husband work full time and my dad and step mom just left to move to Hawaii so it only leaves my step dad to help me out. However i did just meet my new neighbors and they have a 3 year old little girl and a fenced in yard i can see from my kitchen, the grandma babysits the kids during the day and said i was welcome to bring kaelyn over to play if i ever need a little time with just the baby. I dont know her well enough yet but even going over there and sitting outside while kaelyn has someone to play with will help im sure.

Merry - posted on 06/04/2011

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Oh chelsea I feel your pain! It's tough to go over, but I promise when the time comes you will be so excited and happy and relieved that the pain will be easier to handle!
Think of it as a blessing, you will be so happy to finally be in labor that even the pain won't feel as bad because you wanted it.
Sleep now, please please sleep. Sleep extra for me! And prepare yourself, it's really hard with two so put your pride right out the door and start asking for help the INSTANT you feel overwhelmed. You can't do it alone. So while you might want to be 'supermom' like I wanted, don't let your pride get you're self in too deep like I did.

Good luck! Keep us posted! and SLEEP!!!

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